Will Capon, born on October 12, 1999, is a professional rugby union player from England. He currently plays as a hooker for the Premiership Rugby club, Bristol Bears.
Capon's rugby journey began at the age of seven when he joined Winscombe R.F.C. He later joined the Bristol Bears academy in 2014 while attending Bristol Grammar School. In April 2018, he made his senior debut for Bristol as they defeated Doncaster Knights to win the RFU Championship and secure promotion back to the top flight of English rugby.
His talent was recognized at the representative level as well. In August 2017, Capon scored a try for the England under-18 team against France. He was also part of the squad that competed in the 2019 World Rugby Under 20 Championship, where he scored a try against Wales, helping England secure a fifth-place finish.
In June 2021, Capon received a call-up to a senior England training squad under the guidance of head coach Eddie Jones. This recognition highlights his promising performances for both club and country.
Capon's progression has been notable throughout his career. After excelling in the Bristol Academy, he agreed to professional terms and made his league debut for Bristol, playing a vital role in their Championship title win against Doncaster Knights. He continued to impress in subsequent seasons, making his Premiership debut and becoming a valued member of the first-team squad.
In the 2019/20 season, Capon had a breakthrough campaign, making 16 appearances for Bristol and scoring five tries. This further established his reputation as a highly rated player.
On July 1, 2020, Capon made the step up from the Integrated Academy to the Bristol Bears' first-team squad, solidifying his position and contributing to the team's success.
Overall, Capon's rapid development and contributions on the field have earned him recognition and opportunities at both the club and international levels, and he continues to showcase his talent and potential as a hooker for Bristol Bears and England.
|2018 - present|
|2019 - 2019|
|Hartpury University RFC
|2022 - 2023|